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By NATALIE SAMSON | November 20 2015

London Free Press ‘Very difficult year’ for Western, task force says Two months after Western’s board swept behind closed doors all talk about an inquiry into its double pay deal for its president, a task force is recommending more transparency. iPolitics Canada needs to put its money where its future is: stem cell research Stem […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 19 2015

iPolitics Immigrant students outperform in education: StatsCan Study that foreign-born 40 percent of immigrants aged 25 to 29 had a degree, while only 26 percent of their third- or higher-generation Canadian-born peers had graduated from university. Globe and Mail University of Calgary names retired justice to review Enbridge donation Terrence McMahon will investigate the Centre […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 18 2015

CBC Saskatchewan government cutting back money to post-secondary schools Government scaling back its operating grant to the University of Regina by $539,400 The Globe and Mail The University of British Columbia surpasses fundraising goal with $1.62B final tally UBC ended its seven-year fundraising campaign, doubling the number of alumni it set out to reach. CBC […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 17 2015

Ottawa Citizen uOttawa researchers scoop three prestigious Polanyi Prizes The awards, $20,000 each, recognize outstanding research by young profs or post-docs in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine in Ontario. Edmonton Journal Opinion: Universities’ role in building a better Canada Universities endure because they are educators, generators of ideas, and engines of social, cultural and […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 16 2015

Globe and Mail Queen’s dispute highlights issues of academic freedom, harassment Office of the provost has found prof Morteza Shirkhanzadeh guilty of workplace harassment in a dispute that dates back a decade. Globe and Mail Canadian universities search for balance in accepting corporate money More institutions will face controversy over the influence of donors if […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 13 2015

Chronicle-Herald Dalhousie student dies after medical emergency on campus A 19-year-old Dalhousie student has died after a medical emergency in a campus residence Friday morning. Globe and Mail Growing proportion of university grads overqualified for their jobs: study As much as 40 percent of recent grads face the potential of being overqualified for their jobs, […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 12 2015

Macleans The new bogeyman on Canadian campuses The problem with men’s rights groups and the frustrating tendency to banish all things that seem distasteful. The London Free Press Western University’s medical innovation fellowship may be first of its kind Program’s goal is to develop future leaders and innovators of world-class medical technologies. Montreal Gazette Concordia […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 11 2015

Kingston Whig-Standard Queen’s University Principal delivers state of the union address In his university state of the union address, Daniel Woolf said student experience and research received a major boost this fall. National Post Opinion: Universities lose the thread on reasoned discourse Is it too late to save the spirit of debate on university campuses, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 10 2015

Globe and Mail Ryerson men’s issues group says students’ union shutting out male voices A Ryerson men’s issues awareness group has reignited the debate about what discourse is acceptable on university campuses. Calgary Herald Opinion: Little fanfare for Chevron’s fracking research funding at University of Calgary As UofC investigates a soured relationship with Enbridge, little […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 09 2015

Canadian Press University of Calgary faces independent review over Enbridge donation The school’s board of governors initiated the review following reports alleging Enbridge interfered with research centre after the company provided a donation. Globe and Mail Sudbury Neutrino Observatory wins 2016 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics One month after physicist Art McDonald won a Nobel, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 06 2015

Ottawa Citizen Why Canada now has two science ministers Kirsty Duncan is Minister of Science; Navdeep Bains is Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Globe and Mail Editorial: Restoring the long-form census is a good start, but more data needed If the Liberals are committed to data-based decision-making, they must fund StatsCan to do […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 05 2015

Financial Post What happened to Industry Canada? Trudeau elevates scientific research in new cabinet role Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, led by Ontario MP Navdeep Bains, replaces the Industry Ministry in Trudeau’s government. Globe and Mail Four ways Canada’s innovation minister can spur the economy Smart investments in infrastructure can help long-term growth, […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 04 2015

Montreal Gazette Quebec’s student movement on cusp of transformation University students will weigh in on two new federations primed to take over from the defunct Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec. Metro Toronto job prospects hinge on post-secondary schooling: Report Go beyond high school or face ‘big trouble,’ says co-author of Toronto Workforce Innovation Group report. […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 03 2015

CBC Enbridge & U of Calgary relationship challenges academic integrity The Current explores a CBC News investigation into the school’s relationship with the pipeline company Enbridge. Regina Leader-Post University of Calgary President addresses corporate influence allegations Elizabeth Cannon doesn’t believe the school’s reputation as a research facility will be hurt by concerns from faculty members […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | November 02 2015

CBC How the University of Calgary’s Enbridge relationship became controversial ‘Most damningly it smacks of us being apologists for the fossil fuel industry,’ one academic warned. North Bay Nugget Nipissing faculty on strike Nipissing University Faculty Association, representing full-time academic staff, announced Sunday they were withdrawing their labour from the university. National Post Opinion: On […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 30 2015

Cape Breton Post Cape Breton University students question lockdown protocol following social media threat An anonymous threat posted the Yik Yak app indicating an a potential gun on campus prompted the lockdown Thursday morning and an alert went out via university email around 11:30 a.m. Vancouver Sun Opinion: Universities need to rethink their role in […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 29 2015

Calgary Herald U of Calgary President praises ‘wonderful tone’ as Trudeau drops in on meeting A surprise appearance by Justin Trudeau at a reception of university presidents sends powerful message about a fresh tone from Ottawa, says the new head of Universities Canada. Globe and Mail Canadian universities want to increase private sector partnerships Canadian […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 28 2015

Calgary Herald Alberta budget: Postsecondary funding rises, tuition freeze remains New measures include two-year tuition freeze, $40-million boost to base funding and $183-million more to student loans. Chatelaine Ontario introduces new legislation to stop sexual violence The new bill will require every college and university to have a sexual violence policy and review it with […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 27 2015

CBC Staff and faculty rally kicks off Peter Stoicheff’s tenure as U of S president The rally, organized by the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association and University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association, asked administration to return to negotiating a collective agreement. Ottawa Citizen The editor is deceased: Fake science journals hit new low “Predatory” journal that […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 26 2015

Montreal Gazette Report that Quebec might abolish its head office angers Université du Québec Université du Québec said it was stunned by a report suggesting the Quebec government is contemplating abolishing the school’s head office due to ongoing budget cuts. Toronto Star Opinion: How Justin Trudeau can bring science back to Ottawa The new government […]